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“Interesting beer and amazing local cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs

Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs
Ranked #7 of 935 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Latvian, Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Folkklubs ALA Pagrabs - Traditional Latvian Folk Club with the largest selection (27 beers!) Of only local beer on tap, modern-traditional cusine and live music and concerts 6 nights a week, as well as folk dancing on wednesdays. Traditional and local atmosphere and culture! Peldu iela 19, Old Town Riga, Latvija, LV-1050
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting beer and amazing local cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were put onto this by someone on our tour who had been to riga before. It's a hidden gem. You go down the stairs into what seems like a cavernous beer hall. Ordered a honey beer and was stunned at it's sweetness and smoothness. Might not be to everyones tasted but I loved it and gulped down 3 steins over the course of our meal. I had some potato pancakes with sour cream and bacon which is a traditional baltic dish. I fell in love with potato pancakes during our trip through the baltics. Ordered more in Vilnius. Meanwhile one of our fellow travellers had a 1kg pork hock. Which looked amazing. 2 courses and the 3 beer steins cost me around 20 euro. But it was well and truly worth it. Just be wary though that tourists are finding this place. We had to move away from what seemed like a large loud group of people who were on a contiki tour. It's a very pub like atmosphere so if you're expecting a quiet meal than this place may not be for you.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Traditional and vibrant bar-tavern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lovely bar-tavern in a basement of a building in Riga's old town. Low prices, good food quality and original Latvian cuisine. Full of young people, students etc. it's a great place to have a (latvian) beer, meet people, listen to music and dance in a very relaxed atmosphere. Try it if you want to mix with locals!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Antwerp, Belgium
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Thumbs up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Get down the stairs and you will be in the Ala (Cave).
Enormous value for money, good food, good beer, and really authentic.
I've been there for lunch, may be crowded in the evening as it is a place also for locals.
You should not miss this place.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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“Didn't try the food, but the beer was superb! A must of any beer lover.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you're into local or craft beers, this place is a must. Dozens of them to choose from (many on tap) in a great underground atmosphere with live music.

The beers a excellent value too. Very cheap compared to most places in Riga and especially the rest of Europe.

Good, fast drink service and very friendly staff.

Don't miss it.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Joensuu, Finland
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had the latvian meatballs dish and it was huge! Food was good and atmosphere nice. they even had a live band performing.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Niina B
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